Oct 8 2017 @ 12:00 am – Jun 30 2018 @ 11:45 pm
12:00 am
Queens has been a major center of thoroughbred horse racing since 1667 when King Charles II of England established here the first race course in his North American Possessions. This exhibition details the history of this amazing sport in Queens from those early days 350 years ago to the present and its concomitant cultural, social and
Flushing
May 10 – May 20 all-day
12:00 am
This family-fun event features midway games and rides for all ages, favorite fair food and World of Wonders old-time sideshow acts under the big top, from sword swallowers and fire eaters to escape artists and other exciting acts. There is no charge for fair admission and the World of Wonders Amazement Show. Ride tickets onsite are
New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – May 26 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Co-Commissioned with Los Angeles Performance Practice. Questioning contemporary dance’s predisposition towards neutrality, authenticity and the de-sexualization of the female body, ANTHEM embraces theatricality, virtuosity and sass. The work weaves together existing and imagined vernacular dance styles to explore labor, play, and feminine-posturing. Four women execute a repetitive yet complex movement vocabulary that evolves as they
The Chocolate Factory Theater
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike,
Flushing YMCA
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Flowers are in bloom and the sun is shining bright. Spring is in the air and it is time for Affinity’s Annual Spring Fling Family Fun Day. Come out and enjoy a fun day in the park at St. Albans Park in Jamaica. Spring Fling is fun for all ages, offering live entertainment, music, giveaways,
St. Albans Park
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – May 20 @ 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join King Manor for their third annual Traditions Festival. It’s a weekend full of food, music, art, and crafts from Jamaica in 18th century to modern times, with all the wonderful different cultures in our community! Fun for adults and children with hands-on activities, demonstrations, and tastings. Come experience the past and present, for free!
King Manor Museum
2:00 pm
Scott Joplin, the king of Ragtime, died in 1917 and was interred in St. Michael’s Cemetery. His grave remained unmarked until 1974 when ASCAP- the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers- responding to the immense popularity of Joplin’s music due to its use in the award-winning film The Sting, installed a plaque. St. Michael’s
St. Michaels's Cemetery
2:00 pm
The Maltese Fighter. New York premiere. Malta/Canada. Dir. Arev Manoukian. 2015, 19 mins. With Malcolm Ellul, Nico Fenech. In Maltese with English subtitles. In a time when Malta’s political violence was at its peak, Carmelo, a single father and boxer from Valletta, is forced to join a corrupt underworld as he struggles to provide for
Museum of the Moving Image
4:00 pm
Croatia. Dir. Goran Devic, 2017, 61 mins. Digital projection. In Croatian with English subtitles. New York premiere. Business is slow at the bus stop bar owned by Erna and Dzevad in the city of Sisak, Croatia, near the entrance to what was once one of the largest ironworks in Eastern Europe. Now, times are hard,
Museum of the Moving Image
8:00 pm
The Queens College Choral Society, joined by the QC orchestra and QC choir, will perform Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem in concert at Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center for the Arts. War Requiem combines the traditional Latin Requiem text with the poems of Wilfred Owen, a “war poet” who died in World War I. Britten’s work is
Queens college
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Bike Skills 202: Bike Path Ride gives novice adult cyclists more opportunities to sharpen their skills on short, easy, mostly flat group rides. You can bring your own bike, or borrow one of Bike New York’s. Meet other novice cyclists, explore new scenic areas of New York City. All rides start and finish at one
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Aquatic Center
May 20 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Italy/France/Germany. Dir. Anna Marziano. 2017, 53 mins. Digital projection. Italian with English subtitles. Shooting across continents on glowing Super 8 and 16mm, artist filmmaker Anna Marziano offers a poetic, generously human meditation on the many and varied forms love can take. Working from the premise that everyone loves in a unique way, Beyond the One
Museum of the Moving Image
4:00 pm
The Oratorio Society Queens (OSQ) will celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday by presenting “Chichester Psalms” and other Bernstein favorites. You will be transported with his stunningly beautiful, melodic, and joyously rhythmic masterpiece – a musical depiction of the composer’s hope for brotherhood and peace. Selections from the best of America’s musical heritage are also featured
Queensborough Performing Arts Center
4:00 pm
Quintet of the Americas, Queens’ renowned woodwind quintet, will present Americans in Paris and Back Again, a program that explores the influence on American composers of Nadia Boulanger, the famous 20th century composition teacher, on Sunday. Boulanger’s influence was far and wide, with over 1,200 composers coming from all over the world to study with
Queens Botanical Garden
May 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
9:00 pm
TYRANNOSAURUS is a weekly stand up comedy show at R’A’R Bar (30-01 35th Ave. Queens, NY 11106) in Long Island City! Each week Sam Evans (Montreal Just For Laughs Festival) and Patrick Hastie (SF Sketchfest) carefully curate a solid lineup of comedians from Conan, The Tonight Show and Comedy Central, mixed with only the best
RaR Bar
6:00 pm
Last year NYC Ferry began its new route to Astoria. This neighborhood was first settled via a ferry from Manhattan that began in the 1830s but was terminated after the opening of the Triboro Bridge. We will begin our walk at the ferry landing (3-10 Astoria Blvd.) A ferry arrives from Wall St (Pier 11)
Astoria Ferry Landing
8:00 pm
Take Root Presents Grant Jacoby & Dancers and Liz Charky Grant Jacoby’s “wish you were here.” is a post-modern dream ballet that meditates on fragmented memory, sudden loss, and Trisha Brown’s Newark. On an interpersonal level, the dance intends to explore what is gained and lost as we move further away from past events that
Green Space
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
10:00 am
Since 1999, when the Metrocard matured, Jack Eichenbaum has led a tour called The World of the Number 7 Train. This series of six walks and connecting rides along North Queens’ transportation corridor became his signature tour, focusing on what the #7 train did to and for surrounding neighborhoods since it began service in 1914.
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Thanks to their Earth Day volunteers, the BHS Castle grounds have been weeded, raked, and cleared. Now it’s time to beautify the gardens with new flowers and plants. Come join in for a day of planting — all levels of gardening expertise welcome! This free event runs from 12 PM to 2 PM.
Bayside Historical Society
Jun 2 @ 3:29 pm – 3:29 pm
3:29 pm
SENIORS, SENIORS & MORE SENIORS! Gather People 4 Music invites seniors for an hour of moving, singing, dancing, healing and having fun while listening to music from the 1930s to current. From the Dorsey & Doobie Brothers, Celia and Tito, Motown Old and New, Jazz, Chinese Mandarin, Latin – it will cover it all!
Queens Jamaica Central Library
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
Jackknife Comedy is a rad monthly stand up show the first Saturday of every month at The Creek and The Cave hosted by two dummies from Iowa named Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie! This Saturday, Jackknife Comedy celebrates its 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. This milestone show offers comedy from Janeane Garofalo (WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER), Mike
The Creek and The Cave
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
Bayside Village Food and Music Fest offers free live music on every block, dance performances, and entertainment for all on Sunday, June 3rd. A ticketed restaurant stroll will also offer tastes from 30 businesses between 2 pm and 6 pm. Advance reserve tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under (child
7:00 pm
Fertile Ground New Works Showcase featuring: 7Midnights Physical Research beat piece Caeruleus Dance Collective Gio Kusanagi Project The Chamberlin Collective Vanessa Nandram FERTILE GROUND has supported the emerging and established artists’ community for 12 seasons, showcasing the work of over 50 choreographers each year. The non-curated program features five dance makers each evening and includes
Green Space
7:00 pm
Join the Knockdown Center this spring for the return of Sunday Service, a free monthly series of live work across mediums in their bar, the Ready Room. This Sunday featured curator is Mariana Valencia. Mariana Valencia, is a dance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Valencia has held residencies at Chez Bushwick (2013), New York
Knockdown center
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5:30 pm
It’s the 13th Annual celebration of the food, drink, culture and community of Western Queens, to benefit The Chocolate Factory Theater’s residency, performance and community programs. Some participating vendors include (as of May 1): Alewife, Bantry Bay, Bartleby & Sage, Big Alice Brewing, BLVD Wine Bar, Cafe Henri, Casa Enrique, The Creek & The Cave,
Kaufman Astoria Studios
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
10:30 am
Before the Bushwick Collective, NYC’s primary graffiti & street art mecca was 5Pointz in Queens. In its wake, new art collectives have sprung up, making western Queens the best-kept secret for street art in NYC! Come discover Queens on a tour that you will not forget! From the artist haven of Long Island City to
Clever Blend LIC
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
The Queens Youth Music Festival or QYMFest, is the premier one-day, open-air live concert event for families in Queens NY. Presented by Prototype Music, the festivals mission is to celebrate the arts with music and dance performances by about a twenty up-and-coming artists and community groups alongside more established regional performers. QYMFest is dedicated to
St. Johns University
Jun 9 @ 3:29 pm – 3:29 pm
3:29 pm
SENIORS, SENIORS & MORE SENIORS! Gather People 4 Music invites seniors for an hour of moving, singing, dancing, healing and having fun while listening to music from the 1930s to current. From the Dorsey & Doobie Brothers, Celia and Tito, Motown Old and New, Jazz, Chinese Mandarin, Latin – it will cover it all!
Queens Jamaica Central Library
12:00 am
Grab all your pals and confidants and head to Golden Girls Bingo, one of Time Out NY’s 20 things to do in the NYC! Drop the cheesecake, put on your best 80s outfit and fan gear, adjust those shoulder pads and come play bingo! You’ll watch 3 classic episodes, play a special Golden Girls-themed game,
Q.E.D.
Jun 16 @ 3:29 pm – 3:29 pm
3:29 pm
SENIORS, SENIORS & MORE SENIORS! Gather People 4 Music invites seniors for an hour of moving, singing, dancing, healing and having fun while listening to music from the 1930s to current. From the Dorsey & Doobie Brothers, Celia and Tito, Motown Old and New, Jazz, Chinese Mandarin, Latin – it will cover it all!
Queens Jamaica Central Library